Category Archives: Literature

Annie Ernaux – The Latest Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Literature (11-16-22)

This low streaming quality video was shot on my Oppo A15 on my cheap Aussie phone plan (80GBs of data for $40 a month).

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NYRB: ‘The Illusion of the First Person’

In Merve Emre’s essay in the Nov. 3, 2022 edition of the New York Review of Books, she claims that the individual is a fiction. Now, obviously, the individual is never only an individual. They have other identities. But Emre’s … Continue reading

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Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative

Peter Brook writes in this 2022 book: * Seth Godin, who runs the Story Skills Workshop, much appreciated in the corporate world, posted his response to the events roiling the United States in the summer of 2020: “The way forward … Continue reading

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Senses of Style By Jeff Dolven (2017)

Here are some highlights: * Nonetheless the claim there are only interpretations is as flattening as the claim style is everything… * Style holds things together, things and people, schools and movements and periods. It makes us see wholes where … Continue reading

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The Rapid-Response Novel

Giles Harvey writes in the New York Review of Books: * Over the past decade, but especially since the epochal events of 2016, a growing number of writers have been running a sort of stress test on the form, stuffing … Continue reading

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